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Directed Energy Weapon Systems Design • Predictive Avoidance • Target Board Instrumentation

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AEgis provides a wide spectrum of capabilities to Government and Industry partners in the Directed Energy (DE) community. These competencies include: systems engineering; modeling and simulation; development, management of predictive avoidance/probabilistic risk assessment (PA/PRA) approaches and tools; analysis of system performance and effects; testing in land, sea, air, and space environments; and integrating DE systems and effects into warfighter training and exercises. AEgis’ DE Targets and Instrumentation products can characterize High Energy Laser and High Power Microwave weapon performance during realistic test scenarios in operationally representative environments at tactically relevant ranges. Our products have flown on a variety of UAS platforms being engaged by DE weapons at DoD test ranges.

AEgis’ suite of Directed Energy Targets and Instrumentation

AEgis’ suite of DE Targets and Instrumentation characterizes High Energy Laser (HEL) and High Power Microwave (HPM) weapon system performance in operationally realistic test scenarios at tactically relevant ranges. AEgis’ sensors collect, store and transmit key performance measures about the beam, then process and present critical weapon performance metrics to ensure warfighter confidence in TTPs. AEgis is advancing point measurement approaches to measure optical turbulence and better understand atmospheric propagation. In addition to measuring and characterizing DEW performance, these systems help develop operator proficiency in acquiring, tracking and engaging a reusable target.

AEgis designs, builds and tests novel sensor arrays that can withstand the direct effects of high energy laser weapon systems. Representative targets including drones, aircraft, stationary, mobile land and seas, missiles. Characterizes High Energy Laser (HEL) and High Power Microwave (HPM) weapon performance in a variety of operationally realistic test scenarios at tactically relevant ranges.

Characterization of HEL and HPM DE Weapon Performance on Threat Representative Targets

UAS, Aircraft, Stationary and Mobile Land and Sea Targets, Missiles

Supporting the Test and Evaluation of directed energy weapons delivered to the Warfighter, in realistic test scenarios, at tactically relevant ranges

Flexible Testing Architecture
Hosted Configurable Sensor Suites

Representative target platforms hosting lethality characterization, atmospheric, navigational and other sensor types. Targets, data acquisition, telemetry, ground station software

Comprehensive HEL/HPM Lethality Measurements
On Target, At Distance, While Moving

Beam Shape, Beam Size, Fluence, Irradiance, Temperature, Peak Power, Atmospheric Characterization

Powerful Analysis and Visualization Software Tools
Irradiance Profiles as a Function of Time

Gaussian fits, spot size, centroid location, and other diagnostics available in near real time

Novel Sensor Arrays

AEgis Technologies designs builds and tests novel sensor arrays that can withstand the direct effects of High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon systems to measure irradiance, beam profile and spot size at the target. These directed energy sensors and accompanying instrumentation suites have been flown on various platforms to perform in-situ testing of HEL weapon systems.

Simulation Based Analysis

AEgis provides contractor leadership to AFRL Directed Energy Directorate Modeling, Simulation, Analysis, and Wargaming (MSAW) Team

UAS Installed Data Acquisition System for Laser Weapon Programs

AEgis Process Control Automation custom designed mechanical packaging for small payload areas and minimal weight


AEgis Technologies provides full spectrum Test and Evaluation (T&E) support across a broad range of applications. From research to operational T&E, the company has provided superior support in the areas of test planning, test execution, data analysis, and reporting, as well as the development of cutting-edge test instrumentation.

Non-traditional Test and Assessment

AEgis has served as independent assessment agents for 10+ years, providing timely, targeted test planning, analysis, and reporting for fast-moving Joint Capability Technology Demonstrations and Battle-lab Experiments.

  • Full range of systems, from global strategic to street-level tactical
  • Informative data analysis – what’s important for decision makers
  • Surge support to accommodate multiple, simultaneous projects

Traditional Test and Evaluation

AEgis has professional T&E staff that plan, conduct, analyze, and report on test events that support formal acquisition programs in the DoD and other federal agencies.

  • Staff qualify as Certified Acquisition Professionals for T&E
  • Proven processes for all facets of test planning, execution, and reporting
  • Hands-on experience at applicable DoD test ranges